Nicolò Carosio

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Nicolò Carosio
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Born (1907-03-15)15 March 1907
Died 27 October 1984(1984-10-27) (aged 77)

Nicolò Carosio (15 March 1907 - 27 September 1984) was an Italian sport journalist and commentator.

Born in Palermo, the son of a customs inspector and a Maltese pianist, Carosio graduated in law, then he decided to participate in a contest organized by radio broadcaster EIAR, winning it.[1] He debuted as a sport commentator on radio in 1933, while in 1954 he made his television debut.[2] He commented more than three thousand sport matches and he was the official commentator of matches involving the Italy national football team for over thirty years, retiring in 1971.[2]

After the retirement he wrote a column in the weekly comic book Topolino ("Vi parla Nicolò Carosio") and appeared as himself in the comedy film L'arbitro.[1] In 2007, on the centenary of his birth, Poste italiane released a stamp dedicated to his memory.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Salvatore Falzone (15 March 2007). "Nicolò Carosio una voce di Sicilia". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.